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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

PGFD Battled 3 Home Fire Tuesday Evening - No Injuries

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930
mebrady@co.pg.md.us     @PGFDPIO

Prince George’s County Firefighters battled three home fires on Tuesday evening.  Fortunately, no one was injured, however, each home suffered some damage.

The first fire occurred just before 4:30 pm in the 3900 block of Billings Place in Suitland.  Firefighters arrived at the 2-story single family home with fire coming from the windows on the side of the house.  Firefighters had the fire extinguished within 10 minutes of arrival.  The fire appears to have started in the kitchen on the first floor with some extension to the second floor.  The cause of the fire is undetermined.  Fire loss is estimated at $150,000.  Tragically, the family dog perished in the fire.

While firefighters were still committed to the fire on Billings Place another house fire was dispatched at around 5:50 pm in the 1100 block of Balboa Avenue in Capitol Heights.  Firefighters filling in at empty stations from the Billings Place fire were dispatched and among the first arriving units.  Firefighters quickly extinguished a fire that appears to have started in a utility closet.  The cause of this fire is undetermined with fire loss estimated at $10,000. 

The third house fire of the evening occurred at about 10:15 pm at an Oxon Hill home in the 7500 block of Abbington Drive.  Firefighters arrived to find a small fire in the living room of a house.  The fire of undetermined origin was quickly extinguished.  Fire loss is estimated at $5,000.

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